Newly Added

Child Abduction Prevention Drop In Class

Nov 27, 4:30 pm
Location:
Fully Focused Sports and Fitness
Event For:
5 to 12 years of age
Cost:
$10.00
Organization:
C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Des Moines
Contact:
Dave Nelson
Email:
cobracapiowa@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 249-0031
Parents! Wanted to let you all know that Every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm we are having a drop in Child Abduction Prevention Class at The Focus Office. 2425 Hubble Ave in Des Moines, Iowa 50317. We will work with your child, ages 5 to 12, teaching them life-saving skills for an hour. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec 8, 1:00 pm
Location:
5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines 50310
Event For:
Families
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Meredith Drive Reformed Church
Contact:
Ann Bailey
Email:
annbailey@meredithdrive.org
Phone:
(515) 276-4901
Meredith Drive Reformed Church invites your family to experience the sights and sounds of the night Jesus was born at their Indoor Live Nativity on Sun., Dec. 8, from 1-5 PM! Families can make crafts, feed and pet the animals, and visit the shops in Bethlehem. Free and open to the public. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Winterbreak Afternoon

Dec 30, 1:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Str DSM, IA
Event For:
2-9 years of age
Audience Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Str DSM, IA
Cost:
free with family membership or $5.00 for nonmembers
Organization:
John R GRubb YMCA
Contact:
Margaret Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Giving the children a chance to do something fun on their winter break. Special crafts and fun. A healthy midafternoon snack will be provided. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Dec 13, 5:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA
Event For:
ALL AGES
Cost:
Free
Organization:
YMCA of Des Moines
Contact:
Margaret M Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Fun night is for all families to come and meet new friends and tour the John R Grubb YMCA. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Parents Night Out

Dec 20, 6:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Street DSM, IA
Event For:
2-9 years of age
Cost:
Free with family membership or $15 for nonmembers
Organization:
John R GRubb YMCA
Contact:
Margaret Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Parent's night out is for parents to be able to do something for themselves while their child or children are watched by trained Y staff members. A healthy dinner will provided. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Owl Pellet Dissection

Dec 30, 1:00 pm
Location:
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For:
Public
Cost:
$5
Organization:
Polk County Conservation
Contact:
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Email:
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov
Phone:
(515) 323-5359
Come learn about owls of Iowa and their adaptations as predators and their role in the food web. The presentation will be followed by a pellet dissection and analysis.

Critter Club

Dec 30, 10:00 am
Location:
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For:
Public
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Polk County Conservation
Contact:
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Email:
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov
Phone:
(515) 323-5359
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake. This is an open house program, so come anytime between 10-11:30.

Winter Hike

Dec 29, 1:30 pm
Location:
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For:
Public
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Polk County Conservation
Contact:
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Email:
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov
Phone:
(515) 323-5359
Join the Naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.

Rock Me

Dec 27, 10:30 am
Location:
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For:
Public
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Polk County Conservation
Contact:
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Email:
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov
Phone:
(515) 323-5359
Come learn the basics of geology. We will discuss what rocks are made of, how they form and three basic rock categories. A large rock and mineral collection will be on display as well and other interesting geological items.

Tracks and Scat

Dec 26, 1:00 pm
Location:
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For:
Public
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Polk County Conservation
Contact:
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Email:
patrice.petersen-keys@polkcountyiowa.gov
Phone:
(515) 323-5359
Tracks and scat give us lots of clues about the animals that live around us. Even if we don’t see them, we can learn a lot about them by what they leave behind.